2004 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

2004 Dodge Dakota Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"big legroom" 2 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 18 2004 Dodge Dakota reviews.

Wolfknyte writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SXT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Nice little truck.  Good gas mileage and has been super reliable for me.  4x4 works like a champ.

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Just too small for me personally, and not a huge dodge fan.  

Wolfknyte
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Great Little Truck — I inherited this truck when my dad passed away. It is great for what it is; a small truck. I am just not all that fond of the styling or the size. I prefer something a little bit bigger. For anyone who is looking for a small, reliable, well behaved truck for light use, this would be an excellent choice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steven writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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4

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Flat out its just a beast. Durable, powerful and a true workhorse, dodge really outdid themselves with this truck

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the gas milage...and the differential when its in 4wd is only one way so all 4 tires turn at the same rate which makes turning impossible on dry pavement, but in snow/mud its a blast

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All Around Great Truck To Own. — Props, it really gets up and goes for only having that little 4.7 in her. Gas mileage is terrible, but its a truck. It gives you that truck feeling with out the high placed seating from a Ford f series or a Chevy k10 of the same era. The Powertech 4.7 is a workhorse, wish i had a 5.9 magnum, but we've towed a 4,200lb car with a 500 lbs trailer for over 100 miles, twice and the truck takes it in stride like it wants more. If you take care of this truck she'll last a LONG time, ours is 8 years old and people are amazed when i tell them that.

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slikocca writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Accelerates quite well.  New Michelins in correct size made huge improvement.  (Girlfriend bought this truck used 3 years ago from dealer with new tires installed by them in the wrong size.)

Cons

Huge blind spots at mirrors & A columns.  Ride could be better.  Wheels are a unique bolt pattern.

slikocca
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I Would Not Have Bought It, But Girlfriend Likes It. — Fun to drive but requires 101% concentration due to the nasty blind spots. Girlfriend loves blowing away a Supra or Tundra accelerating down the on-ramp but they don't seem to like it much. We do all the work on it for the three years and 35K miles we have had it, so been very reasonable to maintain so far.

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wes604 writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Plus 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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5

Pros

After Market Flowmaster

Cons

Dent in bumper :(

wes604
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Sweet Dodge Dakota — This truck has exceptionally low miles for a 2004 truck (less then 9,000 miles avg. per year) and has every extra you could want with the addition of an after market exhaust. It's in excellent mechanical condition with no leaks. Great truck! Thanks for looking.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SXT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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its loud

Cons

it has a custom grill that stops me from opening the hood without a pin

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A Perfect Truck For Me — its awesome. It has 4.7 liter v8 and handles great. it is a little custom with straight pipes and a fancy grill. 16 to 20 mileage. The windows are great.they roll down. and if i'm in a bad mood, it chears me up to go for a drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
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nothing

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transmission blew

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Crummy Transmission — Transmission blew out at 65,000 or so. Did drive from Connecticut to Texas in it. Gas isn't bad, neither is the regular maintenance. It is all right to drive, not a thrill seekers vehicle, but steady. I just hate that the transmission blew out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Payton writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Wanna go off road?  Here's your truck.

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Wanna go on road?  Stay out of this truck.

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The Beast — This truck is an absolute off-road beast. Equipped with locking diffs an 4.6L V8 there's hardly a place where it cannot go. The only real complaint about this truck was the size. For such a big vehicle the cab was extremely small and uncomfortable, especially head room and hip room. Fuel economy was also pathetic with the off-road package.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dan writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Sport Crew Cab SB Review
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Great power (v-8)

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Fuel economy

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Its Ok — Overall good "small" truck. Great power (v-8). It Handles ok, fuel economy leaves a bit to be desired. Head gaskets are weak, a single overheat destroyed first engine, and it required replacement. pretty easy to work on if you are a wrench.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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William writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SXT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Looks really cool and runs good

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Gas mileage isnt the best

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Dodge Dakota — I love it its a 2004 Dodge Dakota 4x4 with the SXT package its fast and easy to handle its got a nice blue color and everybody loves the color the only thing is the gas mileage isnt the best but its not too bad

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Danieljay writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Plus Crew Cab SB Review
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good reliable truck

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no tow package

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Best Dodge Dakota Ever Made — I love my truck the only thing wrong is I didn't get the tow package with it but oh well, I got the 4.7L V8 which is an awesome motor and it was under $20,000 for my truck, it is also a 4X4 which is what I like also. I also have a couple of dents from wheeling but no big deal.

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2007 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Clean, Dependable, Flame Read,pick-up. By Grandpa7

I like the ability to be able to run in 2 wheel drive most of the time and have the ability to get into 4 wheel when the snow blows. Great looking truck with the SXT strips and decal on the side. ... Read More

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2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Nice Truck Wish It Didn't Have The Transmission Problems By Megan

great performance, build could be better been in the shop twice for the transmission love the appearance of both the exterior and interior gas guzzles like no ones business. It is fun to drive th... Read More

Excellent Little Chick Magnet By sunnygas

Great little fun to drive truck. Stick shift is extremely fun. Looks good, basically a chick magnet. Reliable and fair gas mileage for a truck. Not a man with a lot of words, so this will have to d... Read More

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2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Midsize Truck Overall For The Price By Danielo00

One thing that I liked about this truck is that it looks great. Another thing that I like is that this midtruck feels like I was driving a much larger truck. The truck has a strong engine and is rel... Read More

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